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Walter Berry

Walter Berry (Truth)

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: May 14, 1964 in New York, New York
High School: Benjamin Franklin in New York, New York
College: St. John's University
Draft: Portland Trail Blazers, 1st round (14th pick, 14th overall), 1986 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1986

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 22 TOT NBA SF-PF 63 45 1586 407 766 .531 0 3 .000 407 763 .533 187 288 .649 136 173 309 105 38 40 153 196 1001
1986-87 22 POR NBA PF 7 0 19 6 8 .750 0 0 6 8 .750 1 1 1.000 4 3 7 1 2 0 0 8 13
1986-87 22 SAS NBA SF 56 45 1567 401 758 .529 0 3 .000 401 755 .531 186 287 .648 132 170 302 104 36 40 153 188 988
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 73 56 1922 540 960 .563 0 0 540 960 .563 192 320 .600 176 219 395 110 55 63 162 207 1272
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PF 69 31 1355 254 501 .507 1 2 .500 253 499 .507 100 143 .699 86 181 267 77 29 48 89 183 609
1988-89 24 NJN NBA PF 29 17 556 108 231 .468 0 0 108 231 .468 43 63 .683 32 83 115 20 10 13 40 69 259
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 40 14 799 146 270 .541 1 2 .500 145 268 .541 57 80 .713 54 98 152 57 19 35 49 114 350
Career NBA 205 132 4863 1201 2227 .539 1 5 .200 1200 2222 .540 479 751 .638 398 573 971 292 122 151 404 586 2882
2 seasons SAS NBA 129 101 3489 941 1718 .548 0 3 .000 941 1715 .549 378 607 .623 308 389 697 214 91 103 315 395 2260
1 season HOU NBA 40 14 799 146 270 .541 1 2 .500 145 268 .541 57 80 .713 54 98 152 57 19 35 49 114 350
1 season NJN NBA 29 17 556 108 231 .468 0 0 108 231 .468 43 63 .683 32 83 115 20 10 13 40 69 259
1 season POR NBA 7 0 19 6 8 .750 0 0 6 8 .750 1 1 1.000 4 3 7 1 2 0 0 8 13

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 22 TOT NBA SF-PF 63 45 25.2 6.5 12.2 .531 0.0 0.0 .000 6.5 12.1 .533 3.0 4.6 .649 2.2 2.7 4.9 1.7 0.6 0.6 2.4 3.1 15.9
1986-87 22 POR NBA PF 7 0 2.7 0.9 1.1 .750 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1 .750 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.9
1986-87 22 SAS NBA SF 56 45 28.0 7.2 13.5 .529 0.0 0.1 .000 7.2 13.5 .531 3.3 5.1 .648 2.4 3.0 5.4 1.9 0.6 0.7 2.7 3.4 17.6
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 73 56 26.3 7.4 13.2 .563 0.0 0.0 7.4 13.2 .563 2.6 4.4 .600 2.4 3.0 5.4 1.5 0.8 0.9 2.2 2.8 17.4
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PF 69 31 19.6 3.7 7.3 .507 0.0 0.0 .500 3.7 7.2 .507 1.4 2.1 .699 1.2 2.6 3.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.3 2.7 8.8
1988-89 24 NJN NBA PF 29 17 19.2 3.7 8.0 .468 0.0 0.0 3.7 8.0 .468 1.5 2.2 .683 1.1 2.9 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.4 2.4 8.9
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 40 14 20.0 3.7 6.8 .541 0.0 0.1 .500 3.6 6.7 .541 1.4 2.0 .713 1.4 2.5 3.8 1.4 0.5 0.9 1.2 2.9 8.8
Career NBA 205 132 23.7 5.9 10.9 .539 0.0 0.0 .200 5.9 10.8 .540 2.3 3.7 .638 1.9 2.8 4.7 1.4 0.6 0.7 2.0 2.9 14.1
2 seasons SAS NBA 129 101 27.0 7.3 13.3 .548 0.0 0.0 .000 7.3 13.3 .549 2.9 4.7 .623 2.4 3.0 5.4 1.7 0.7 0.8 2.4 3.1 17.5
1 season HOU NBA 40 14 20.0 3.7 6.8 .541 0.0 0.1 .500 3.6 6.7 .541 1.4 2.0 .713 1.4 2.5 3.8 1.4 0.5 0.9 1.2 2.9 8.8
1 season NJN NBA 29 17 19.2 3.7 8.0 .468 0.0 0.0 3.7 8.0 .468 1.5 2.2 .683 1.1 2.9 4.0 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.4 2.4 8.9
1 season POR NBA 7 0 2.7 0.9 1.1 .750 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1 .750 0.1 0.1 1.000 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.9

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 22 TOT NBA SF-PF 63 45 1586 9.2 17.4 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 9.2 17.3 .533 4.2 6.5 .649 3.1 3.9 7.0 2.4 0.9 0.9 3.5 4.4 22.7
1986-87 22 POR NBA PF 7 0 19 11.4 15.2 .750 0.0 0.0 11.4 15.2 .750 1.9 1.9 1.000 7.6 5.7 13.3 1.9 3.8 0.0 0.0 15.2 24.6
1986-87 22 SAS NBA SF 56 45 1567 9.2 17.4 .529 0.0 0.1 .000 9.2 17.3 .531 4.3 6.6 .648 3.0 3.9 6.9 2.4 0.8 0.9 3.5 4.3 22.7
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 73 56 1922 10.1 18.0 .563 0.0 0.0 10.1 18.0 .563 3.6 6.0 .600 3.3 4.1 7.4 2.1 1.0 1.2 3.0 3.9 23.8
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PF 69 31 1355 6.7 13.3 .507 0.0 0.1 .500 6.7 13.3 .507 2.7 3.8 .699 2.3 4.8 7.1 2.0 0.8 1.3 2.4 4.9 16.2
1988-89 24 NJN NBA PF 29 17 556 7.0 15.0 .468 0.0 0.0 7.0 15.0 .468 2.8 4.1 .683 2.1 5.4 7.4 1.3 0.6 0.8 2.6 4.5 16.8
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 40 14 799 6.6 12.2 .541 0.0 0.1 .500 6.5 12.1 .541 2.6 3.6 .713 2.4 4.4 6.8 2.6 0.9 1.6 2.2 5.1 15.8
Career NBA 205 132 4863 8.9 16.5 .539 0.0 0.0 .200 8.9 16.4 .540 3.5 5.6 .638 2.9 4.2 7.2 2.2 0.9 1.1 3.0 4.3 21.3
2 seasons SAS NBA 129 101 3489 9.7 17.7 .548 0.0 0.0 .000 9.7 17.7 .549 3.9 6.3 .623 3.2 4.0 7.2 2.2 0.9 1.1 3.3 4.1 23.3
1 season HOU NBA 40 14 799 6.6 12.2 .541 0.0 0.1 .500 6.5 12.1 .541 2.6 3.6 .713 2.4 4.4 6.8 2.6 0.9 1.6 2.2 5.1 15.8
1 season NJN NBA 29 17 556 7.0 15.0 .468 0.0 0.0 7.0 15.0 .468 2.8 4.1 .683 2.1 5.4 7.4 1.3 0.6 0.8 2.6 4.5 16.8
1 season POR NBA 7 0 19 11.4 15.2 .750 0.0 0.0 11.4 15.2 .750 1.9 1.9 1.000 7.6 5.7 13.3 1.9 3.8 0.0 0.0 15.2 24.6

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 22 TOT NBA SF-PF 63 45 1586 12.1 22.8 .531 0.0 0.1 .000 12.1 17.3 .533 5.6 8.6 .649 4.0 5.1 9.2 3.1 1.1 1.2 4.6 5.8 29.8
1986-87 22 POR NBA PF 7 0 19 14.4 19.2 .750 0.0 0.0 14.4 15.2 .750 2.4 2.4 1.000 9.6 7.2 16.8 2.4 4.8 0.0 0.0 19.2 31.3
1986-87 22 SAS NBA SF 56 45 1567 12.1 22.8 .529 0.0 0.1 .000 12.1 17.3 .531 5.6 8.6 .648 4.0 5.1 9.1 3.1 1.1 1.2 4.6 5.7 29.8
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 73 56 1922 12.9 23.0 .563 0.0 0.0 12.9 18.0 .563 4.6 7.7 .600 4.2 5.2 9.5 2.6 1.3 1.5 3.9 5.0 30.4
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PF 69 31 1355 8.9 17.6 .507 0.0 0.1 .500 8.9 13.3 .507 3.5 5.0 .699 3.0 6.3 9.4 2.7 1.0 1.7 3.1 6.4 21.3
1988-89 24 NJN NBA PF 29 17 556 9.3 19.9 .468 0.0 0.0 9.3 15.0 .468 3.7 5.4 .683 2.8 7.2 9.9 1.7 0.9 1.1 3.5 6.0 22.3
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 40 14 799 8.6 15.9 .541 0.1 0.1 .500 8.6 12.1 .541 3.4 4.7 .713 3.2 5.8 9.0 3.4 1.1 2.1 2.9 6.7 20.7
Career NBA 205 132 4863 11.6 21.4 .539 0.0 0.0 .200 11.5 21.4 .540 4.6 7.2 .638 3.8 5.5 9.3 2.8 1.2 1.5 3.9 5.6 27.7
2 seasons SAS NBA 129 101 3489 12.6 22.9 .548 0.0 0.0 .000 12.6 22.9 .549 5.0 8.1 .623 4.1 5.2 9.3 2.9 1.2 1.4 4.2 5.3 30.1
1 season HOU NBA 40 14 799 8.6 15.9 .541 0.1 0.1 .500 8.6 15.8 .541 3.4 4.7 .713 3.2 5.8 9.0 3.4 1.1 2.1 2.9 6.7 20.7
1 season NJN NBA 29 17 556 9.3 19.9 .468 0.0 0.0 9.3 19.9 .468 3.7 5.4 .683 2.8 7.2 9.9 1.7 0.9 1.1 3.5 6.0 22.3
1 season POR NBA 7 0 19 14.4 19.2 .750 0.0 0.0 14.4 19.2 .750 2.4 2.4 1.000 9.6 7.2 16.8 2.4 4.8 0.0 0.0 19.2 31.3

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1986-87 22 TOT NBA SF-PF 63 1586 16.8 .561 .531 .376 .004 9.1 12.5 10.7 10.4 1.1 1.4 14.6 26.5 106 112 1.4 0.9 2.3 .071
1986-87 22 POR NBA PF 7 19 28.9 .770 .750 .125 .000 24.1 17.3 20.6 8.7 4.8 0.0 0.0 17.4 166 101 0.1 0.0 0.2 .399
1986-87 22 SAS NBA SF 56 1567 16.6 .559 .529 .379 .004 8.9 12.5 10.6 10.4 1.1 1.5 14.8 26.6 105 112 1.3 0.9 2.2 .067
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 73 1922 18.8 .578 .563 .333 .000 9.8 12.4 11.1 8.7 1.3 1.8 12.8 25.9 109 113 2.7 0.7 3.4 .086
1988-89 24 TOT NBA PF 69 1355 13.2 .540 .508 .285 .004 6.9 14.8 10.8 8.5 1.0 2.1 13.6 19.5 105 108 1.0 1.4 2.4 .085
1988-89 24 NJN NBA PF 29 556 11.7 .501 .468 .273 .000 6.2 17.1 11.5 5.6 0.9 1.4 13.4 22.0 98 110 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .027
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 40 799 14.4 .573 .543 .296 .007 7.4 13.2 10.3 10.5 1.1 2.6 13.8 17.8 112 106 1.1 1.0 2.1 .125
Career NBA 205 4863 16.6 .563 .540 .337 .002 8.8 13.1 10.9 9.2 1.2 1.8 13.6 24.3 107 111 5.1 3.1 8.2 .081
2 seasons SAS NBA 129 3489 17.8 .569 .548 .353 .002 9.4 12.5 10.9 9.5 1.2 1.6 13.7 26.2 107 113 4.0 1.6 5.6 .078
1 season HOU NBA 40 799 14.4 .573 .543 .296 .007 7.4 13.2 10.3 10.5 1.1 2.6 13.8 17.8 112 106 1.1 1.0 2.1 .125
1 season NJN NBA 29 556 11.7 .501 .468 .273 .000 6.2 17.1 11.5 5.6 0.9 1.4 13.4 22.0 98 110 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .027
1 season POR NBA 7 19 28.9 .770 .750 .125 .000 24.1 17.3 20.6 8.7 4.8 0.0 0.0 17.4 166 101 0.1 0.0 0.2 .399

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 3 0 94 27 50 .540 0 1 .000 27 49 .551 12 15 .800 13 8 21 6 5 2 11 10 66
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 4 0 57 13 26 .500 0 0 13 26 .500 7 8 .875 3 6 9 5 2 1 6 8 33
Career NBA 7 0 151 40 76 .526 0 1 .000 40 75 .533 19 23 .826 16 14 30 11 7 3 17 18 99
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 57 13 26 .500 0 0 13 26 .500 7 8 .875 3 6 9 5 2 1 6 8 33
1 season SAS NBA 3 0 94 27 50 .540 0 1 .000 27 49 .551 12 15 .800 13 8 21 6 5 2 11 10 66

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 3 0 31.3 9.0 16.7 .540 0.0 0.3 .000 9.0 16.3 .551 4.0 5.0 .800 4.3 2.7 7.0 2.0 1.7 0.7 3.7 3.3 22.0
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 4 0 14.3 3.3 6.5 .500 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.5 .500 1.8 2.0 .875 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.5 2.0 8.3
Career NBA 7 0 21.6 5.7 10.9 .526 0.0 0.1 .000 5.7 10.7 .533 2.7 3.3 .826 2.3 2.0 4.3 1.6 1.0 0.4 2.4 2.6 14.1
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 14.3 3.3 6.5 .500 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.5 .500 1.8 2.0 .875 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.5 2.0 8.3
1 season SAS NBA 3 0 31.3 9.0 16.7 .540 0.0 0.3 .000 9.0 16.3 .551 4.0 5.0 .800 4.3 2.7 7.0 2.0 1.7 0.7 3.7 3.3 22.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 3 0 94 10.3 19.1 .540 0.0 0.4 .000 10.3 18.8 .551 4.6 5.7 .800 5.0 3.1 8.0 2.3 1.9 0.8 4.2 3.8 25.3
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 4 0 57 8.2 16.4 .500 0.0 0.0 8.2 16.4 .500 4.4 5.1 .875 1.9 3.8 5.7 3.2 1.3 0.6 3.8 5.1 20.8
Career NBA 7 0 151 9.5 18.1 .526 0.0 0.2 .000 9.5 17.9 .533 4.5 5.5 .826 3.8 3.3 7.2 2.6 1.7 0.7 4.1 4.3 23.6
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 57 8.2 16.4 .500 0.0 0.0 8.2 16.4 .500 4.4 5.1 .875 1.9 3.8 5.7 3.2 1.3 0.6 3.8 5.1 20.8
1 season SAS NBA 3 0 94 10.3 19.1 .540 0.0 0.4 .000 10.3 18.8 .551 4.6 5.7 .800 5.0 3.1 8.0 2.3 1.9 0.8 4.2 3.8 25.3

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 3 0 94 13.1 24.2 .540 0.0 0.5 .000 13.1 18.8 .551 5.8 7.3 .800 6.3 3.9 10.2 2.9 2.4 1.0 5.3 4.8 31.9
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 4 0 57 11.2 22.3 .500 0.0 0.0 11.2 16.4 .500 6.0 6.9 .875 2.6 5.1 7.7 4.3 1.7 0.9 5.1 6.9 28.3
Career NBA 7 0 151 12.4 23.5 .526 0.0 0.3 .000 12.4 23.2 .533 5.9 7.1 .826 4.9 4.3 9.3 3.4 2.2 0.9 5.3 5.6 30.6
1 season HOU NBA 4 0 57 11.2 22.3 .500 0.0 0.0 11.2 22.3 .500 6.0 6.9 .875 2.6 5.1 7.7 4.3 1.7 0.9 5.1 6.9 28.3
1 season SAS NBA 3 0 94 13.1 24.2 .540 0.0 0.5 .000 13.1 23.7 .551 5.8 7.3 .800 6.3 3.9 10.2 2.9 2.4 1.0 5.3 4.8 31.9

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1987-88 23 SAS NBA SF 3 94 20.0 .583 .540 .300 .020 13.5 11.2 12.6 9.6 2.4 1.2 16.3 27.7 108 114 0.1 0.1 0.2 .079
1988-89 24 HOU NBA PF 4 57 15.1 .559 .500 .308 .000 6.1 12.0 9.0 14.5 1.7 1.1 16.9 25.9 103 109 0.0 0.1 0.1 .066
Career NBA 7 151 18.2 .575 .526 .303 .013 10.7 11.5 11.2 11.5 2.2 1.2 16.5 27.0 106 112 0.1 0.1 0.2 .074
1 season HOU NBA 4 57 15.1 .559 .500 .308 .000 6.1 12.0 9.0 14.5 1.7 1.1 16.9 25.9 103 109 0.0 0.1 0.1 .066
1 season SAS NBA 3 94 20.0 .583 .540 .300 .020 13.5 11.2 12.6 9.6 2.4 1.2 16.3 27.7 108 114 0.1 0.1 0.2 .079

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Walter Berry 3.4 2.4 2.3
Edgar Jones 98.7 3.4 2.4 2.3
Nick Weatherspoon 94.6 3.6 2.4 2.1
Greg Anderson 94.5 3.4 2.3 2.0
Tim Bassett 93.7 3.7 2.6 2.4
Lew Hitch 92.9 3.3 2.7 2.2
Rick Fox 92.4 3.2 2.3 2.1
George Johnson 92.4 3.8 2.5 2.2
Mark Landsberger 92.3 3.4 2.2 1.9
Bill Robinzine 92.1 3.4 3.0 2.4
Trevor Booker 90.5 3.0 2.6 2.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Walter Berry 3.4 2.4 2.3
Sam Williams 89.4 3.7 2.7 2.6 -0.1
Mike Jackson 88.6 3.4 3.1 2.4 0.2
Mickey Davis 88.1 3.4 2.6 2.3 0.4 0.3 -0.1
Arnie Ferrin 85.3 2.6 2.6 2.4
Derrick Williams 85.0 3.0 2.6 1.8
Zeke Zawoluk 84.2 3.9 2.5 1.7
Don Boven 82.4 3.8 2.2 1.5
Willie Long 82.0 3.5 2.1 1.2
Brandon Rush 81.9 3.5 2.6 2.5 0.9 0.0 -0.4
Cal Christensen 79.2 3.2 2.9 1.7 0.4 0.0

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1984-85 20 STJOHNS 35 1200 231 414 134 187 304 29 45 86 89 596 .558 .717 34.3 17.0 8.7
1985-86 21 STJOHNS 36 1318 327 547 174 248 399 30 76 110 95 828 .598 .702 36.6 23.0 11.1
Career 71 2518 558 961 308 435 703 59 121 196 184 1424 .581 .708 35.5 20.1 9.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Awards
1985-86 NCAA AP Player of the Year
1985-86 NCAA John R. Wooden Award

Honors
1985-86 NCAA AP All-America (1st)

Field Goal Pct
1987-88 NBA .562 (5)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1987-88 NBA .562 (7)

Transactions

June 17, 1986: Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1986 NBA Draft.

December 18, 1986: Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the San Antonio Spurs for Kevin Duckworth.

August 29, 1988: Traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the New Jersey Nets for Dallas Comegys.

January 30, 1989: Waived by the New Jersey Nets.

February 2, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 San Antonio Spurs NBA $287,500
1988-89 New Jersey Nets NBA $312,500
Career (may be incomplete) $600,000

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